Prek Toal Community Based Ecotourism Site

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Prek Toal Community-Based Ecotourism

Prek Toal Community-Based Ecotourism

Prek Toal is located in the Tonle Sap Great Lake, one of the most productive and diverse fisheries systems in the world.  In late 1990s, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with Ministry of Environment began working to protect Prek Toal Core Area through nest and flooded forest protection.

Prek Toal Ecotourism Site was established in 1999 under support from a NGO called Osmose. Prek Toal is not only a floating village but also the main entrance to a well-known bird sanctuary and unique ecosystem with the largest variety of breeding water birds in South East Asia. Additionally, the village is the natural habitat of many endangered species, like Milky stork, black headed Ibis and Greater/ Lesser Adjutant,  Spot-billed Pelican and Milky Stork.

The Prek Toal Community Project has been designed to improve the lives of the families of floating village areas

Visitors can go on guided trips by trained SVC (Sam Veasna Center) bird guides and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) rangers tolearn about them. Additionally, paddle boat tours through the floating village are being offered to see crocodile and fish rising farms and many more interesting things. There is also the special opportunity to stay overnight in the Environmental Research Station.

Location

Prek Toal is located in Battambang province in the Northwest of Cambodia. Prek Toal can be reached by National Road Number 5 from Siem Reap Town by a 1/2 hours drive. From Battambang Town you can take a boat which will reach Prek Toal within 6 to 9 hours.

Activities

  • Bird sanctuary in flooded forests
  • Enjoying paddle boat tours through the floating village
  • Visiting the core bird reserve in the flooded forest guided by SVC bird guides and Wildlife WCS rangers
  • Visiting crocodile and fish rising farms
  • Staying overnight in the Environmental Research Station or in a local restaurant and watching birds at dawn

CBT Product

CBT Products and services include Prek Toal boat services, an Environmental station with overnight facilities, WCS rangers from the Environmental Research Station and a local restaurant at Prek Toal. The guides are SVC (Sam Veasna Center) English speaking bird guides who work closely together with the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) rangers at the Environmental Research Station. These rangers have current knowledge about the location of several bird colonies and refer it to the visitors of Prek Toal.

Prices

  • 1 pax $240
    2 pax $150 each
    3 pax $120 each
    4 pax $98 each
    5 pax plus $98 each

Note: these prices are fully inclusive and cover a conservation contribution for WCS to monitor and protect the core reserve.

Contact address
Francoise
Tel: (+855) 12 213 646
Website: www.samveasna.org

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